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Plenty of good news to go around

The pages of The Daily Leader were bursting with good news in recent days. Below is a look back at some of those positive headlines.

• Callie Cole dreamed of becoming a missionary, even planning to visit Honduras in the spring of 2010 to spread the Gospel.  A horrible wreck months before she was set to leave kept her from realizing her dream. However, dozens of young people have told non-Christians in other countries about Jesus — all funded through Callie’s Mission. Volunteers of the non-profit organization hold several fundraisers throughout the year. One of those is the annual Harvest Supper and Missions Banquet, which was scheduled for Thursday. Teens and young adults ages 15 to 25 years old can apply for a scholarship through the organization. As of May, Callie’s Mission has awarded nearly $500,000 to over 766 students traveling to 78 countries over six continents.

• The Brookhaven business community’s annual celebration is Nov. 8, and Colby McMorris will take over as president of the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. “Our goal for the chamber for the last few years has been to really make the chamber an asset to our community, to stay strong like we are, and to help promote more community events, push for more community awareness,” said McMorris, administrator of Riverwood Family. “One thing I’ve enjoyed the most is seeing people who care about Brookhaven and Lincoln County, and wanting to see the best of it, always, wanting to see it grow.”

• A group of medical professionals is hosting a 5K to raise funds for another mission trip to Honduras. The Hope Heals 5K and Fun Run is Saturday. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. It costs each person between $1,300 to $1,500 to be part of the team that goes on the mission. Besides air fare and costs for room and board, the team purchases any medical supplies that aren’t already donated. The 5K run/walk begins at 8 a.m. with a 1-mile fun run that starts at 9 a.m.

• Brookhaven High senior Kat Wallace and West Lincoln senior Morgan Newman took part in the MAC Slow-Pitch All-Star Game recently. Wallace finished 10-of-11 on the day and was named MVP of the 4A/5A/6A team. Newman played for the South 1A/2A/3A team that finished the day undefeated. Lawrence County senior Abbie Errington was also a member of the South 4A/5A/6A team.